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On The Water Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 bed, 2 bath, sleeps 8

taste of the 'Real' Florida, along the Homosassa River, west central Florida coastal town, where manatees come in for the winter. This River is fed by the Homosassa Springs 64 million gallons of fresh water per day, and traveling 9 miles out to the Gulf of Mexico through breathtaking scenery. Historically, this waterside town has operated as a large fishing industry; and though it has decreased over time

Property Manager
frank gunter
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 2, 2017

What makes this house unique

there is a bridge you need to go under a pontoon will fit with the top down but anything bigger then that will not fit



seafood is still a big part of Homosassa. Many new luxurious homes proudly stand along this pristine waterway. Come relax waterside as you curl up to a good book & watch the sunset. Catch some action as you fish the snapper, red fish, groupe...Read more


Homosassa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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On The Water Retreat
average rating of 4.470588 based on 17 reviews

Amazing Waterfront Retreat!!! Book it Now!!!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing waterfront property. Tons of space for a few familes and dockage for several boats. The house is stocked with everything u need wifi, tv, games etc... Don't have a boat? You don't need one to enjoy this house. Spend the day using the canoe or kayaks at the springs located about 8 houses away. Manatees in the canal daily. Bad weather? No problem. Sit outside under the huge covered porches. The owners are awesome and very responsive. This was our 3rd year renting this house. Every year we come back the house has been upgraded. Guess who's coming back for a 4th????

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location and nice house. Would have been perfect if it didn't have septic issues.

  • 2 of 5

House would have been perfect if the Septic tank was properly functioning. Could not do laundry and had to be careful how much the toilets were being flushed do to fear of a back up. Called and left a message with the owner with no response. I would not recommend staying here until the issue has been resolved.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderfull time staying here!! Everything about the house was perfect. Very spacious and the kitchen was great!! The location to the springs is just a quick paddle away. The canoe and kayaks right at the house were awesome and we did not have to go and rent them!! You could not ask for better owners. Thanks Frank and Mana. We will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: aww we are so glad you guys had a wonderful time looking forward to next year
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Cozy with lots of room

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay. Very nice accommodations for our family of six. The kayaks were lots of fun. I wasn't expecting or prepared for the 30 degree weather here in Florida we had on one night. The thermostat is a older model and would not adjust for us but we did find blankets. Great vacation stay and I am looking forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Spacious Place, All the comforts of home!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying here. THIS PLACE IS AWESOME!!! Its is well stocked with everything you need. Very spacious. Nice private spring at the end of the canal. Room to park several boats.Frank is very accommodating and very easy to work with. RENT THIS PLACE YOU WONT REGRET IT!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Just a very short paddle away from the Spings, this home is perfect if you are in Homosassa to enjoy water!

The covered boat slip saves soooo much time and aggravation from the daily launching and loading that would be required otherwise.

Loved it - our 2nd year there.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $175 + Tax
Pet Fee $100
pet fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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